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Great Makerbot Digitizer Sale Deal – 32% Discount

Great Makerbot Digitizer Sale Deal – 32% Discount

I’m not sure why, especially since the product was just announced a couple months ago, but the Maker Shed currently has a super sale deal running for the Makerbot Digitizer. The standard list price of $1399.99 is discounted by 32% to $949.99 until New Years Eve. The new scanner isn’t for everyone, as I mentioned [...]

MakerBot Explorers Podcast Debut Episode (Video)

MakerBot Explorers Podcast Debut Episode (Video)

How many start-up CEO’s do you know that host a podcast? Not many, for sure. As of today you can add Bre Pettis, the CEO and co-founder of Makerbot Industries to that short but illustrious list of podcasting CEOs. In the inaugural episode of the new MakerBot Explorers podcast, Bre interacts with Corey Renner, Tom [...]

Make: Robot Hacks Dives Deep Into InMoov, the Open Source 3D Printed Humanoid Robot (Video)

Make: Robot Hacks Dives Deep Into InMoov, the Open Source 3D Printed Humanoid Robot (Video)

Thanks to the Make: Robot Hacks series, hosted by Mike Senese, you can get an inside perspective on the development, trials and tribulations, and performance of Gael Langevin’s unique InMoov Open Source 3D printed humanoid robot. Via: Robot Hacks | MAKE

MakerBot Academy – Putting 3D Printers in All US Schools

MakerBot Academy – Putting 3D Printers in All US Schools

Makerbot and America Makes jointly announced “Makerbot Academy”, a new initiative to support and strengthen American schools and STEM education. A big part of the initiative centres around giving students access to technology to foster interest, curiosity, and enthusiasm in STEM. The new Makerbot Academy, with support from donors, plans to place thousands of 3D [...]

Debugging the MakerBot Replicator 2X

Debugging the MakerBot Replicator 2X

Spent an interesting afternoon with Roland working with his brand new MakerBot Replicator 2X 3D printer. The printer arrived while I was in the States at the World Maker Faire, and Roland had been able to make a lot of progress – more than I expected. He had unpacked, setup, and adjusted the printer, and [...]

Filastruder Cheap filament for 3D printing

Filastruder Cheap filament for 3D printing

    There’s a new Kickstarter project named “Filastruder” for a cheap ABS filament extruder that’s practical for a hobbyist to use. It claims to reduce ABS filament costs dramactically. Related links: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/833191773/filastruder-a-robust-inexpensive-filament-extruder

MakerBot Announces New Scanner

MakerBot Announces New Scanner

It’s SXSW  time again already, so it should come as no surprise that companies involved in the interactive space are rolling out press releases and product announcements designed to leverage the excitement of the moment. The most exciting, and interesting announcement that we’ve seen so far came from Makerbot on Friday. The company’s CEO, and [...]

Waiting for Makerbot The Book…

Waiting for Makerbot The Book…

Just received another email from Amazon Japan updating the status of my order for Bre Pettis’s new book, “Getting Started with MakerBot”. It’s been delayed once again. The new projected delivery is January 6, 2013 though I’m sure it’ll be delayed again.   Same thing happened several times already with Joseph Prusa’s book on RepRep. [...]

Maker Faire Tokyo 2012

Maker Faire Tokyo 2012

121201 Maker Faire Tokyo-64, a photo by Robots-Dreams on Flickr. Had a great time at Maker Faire Tokyo over the weekend, and was able to meet with a few new 3D printer builders/design services that I hadn’t run into before. There were also a few new sources for critical components, like stepper motors, that will [...]

Using 3D Printing for Practical Designs

Using 3D Printing for Practical Designs

Design World has an online webinar scheduled for next Tuesday, December 4th, featuring Chong Pak of Olloclip explaining how they used 3D printing technology to design and manufacture their 3-in-one lens system for the iPhone camera. According to the webinar registration webpage: “Olloclip has created the ultimate 3-in-one lens system for your iPhone that fits [...]

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